A small collection of things I've pinned to my boards over at Pinterest.
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This week I celebrated the accomplishment of adding 1000 pins to my 27 pin boards. Quite a feat, lots of clicking, lots of looking at beautiful things. Pinterest has honestly been a godsend for me, as I have been desperate for YEARS for something to organize all of my favorite things in a visual way. I used to maintain various spreadsheets with verbal cues about things I liked, but they were never memorable in the way that Pinterest pins are. I even said to my BFF that I would be willing to pay a nominal monthly fee to maintain my boards, if it ever came to that.
Another interesting tidbit regarding Pinterest is this minor controversy I read about on decor8 yesterday - apparently some artists/photographers/crafters/creative people don't want their work pinned on websites like Pinterest (or, I'm assuming, Wists, etc.) because of copyright and attribution issues. I can definitely see where they're coming from AND I feel there are ways to reach a common ground. I think the most important thing we need to do is make sure that what we're pinning includes the direct link to the original picture/post/item listing rather than pinning images and random things, specifically from Tumblr. I will often find the source of the things I pin and edit the pin with a new, more accurate link. If we can all pin with a little integrity, I think we can satisfy the attribution needs of those artists as well as utilize a helpful site like Pinterest. Pin responsibly!